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July 6, 1988
Explosions and fires destroyed the Piper Alpha drilling platform in the North Sea, killing 167 oil workers—the worst loss of life ever in an offshore oil disaster. The operator, Occidental, was found guilty of having inadequate maintenance and safety procedures, but no criminal charges were ever brought.
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Teamsters Kick Off Endorsement Process As 2020 Dems Race for Labor Support
Posted On: Oct 11, 2019
Oct. 11, 2019 | VOTE  2020 | As the Democratic primary candidates aggressively campaign for labor support, the Teamsters on Friday rolled out the details of their newly expanded endorsement process, including recently taped interviews with Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. To be eligible for the Teamsters' official backing, candidates – including Trump – must agree to a three-point pledge assuring their support for labor-friendly trade deals, federal efforts to enhance and protect collective bargaining rights, and legislative action to protect endangered pension funding. Union members can track the process on a new website launched late Thursday. The candidates are also being asked to promise official neutrality should their staffs, as a number have already done, move to unionize. The Teamsters also announced plans to hold a candidate forum on December 7 in Iowa… CNN







 
 
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